Wired.com wants web reputation ranking tool "which takes the user data from some of the big social networks like Facebook and MySpace using open API, crunches it, and spits out a list-style ranking broadcast across Wired’s widget network."
"[T]he Trib is publishing a map and list of local news articles, powered by EveryBlock." The Sun-Times appears to be doing the same thing.
APIs, widgets, aggregation tools, social networking tools and personalisation at the New York Times.
"[On Thursday, the BBC] launched embedded media (see an example here) across the BBC News and Sport sites. ... you will eventually be able to syndicate and embed BBC video in your own sites."
"[W]hat does [widget] economy mean when most developers of these compact little bundles of software joy have a hard time sustaining their interest by, like, uh, getting paid for the work?"
"You don’t need millions of dollars or HD cameras or years of training to make it happen; all you need is the right frame of mind."
News organisations including Gannett are increasingly promoting web site widgets, which allow them to "get their content out widely while retaining control of analytics and advertising."